Rural issues have moved to the top of the international agenda in terms of delivering sustainability on key resources and supporting populations. This MA is a full-time graduate course delivered over three semesters, directed primarily at graduates from the social sciences interested in furthering their knowledge and ability to impact on rural processes, policy and practice. It addresses the continued importance of agriculture and farming as a key sector.
This programme is theoretically informed and has a strong field based and applied focus, offered in response to new debates on sustainability for rural areas.
The following modules are offered: Conceptualizing the RuralPolicy, Strategy and Governance; The Multifunctional Countryside; Research Methodologies; Practising Rural Geography; Rural Development and Communication for Rural Innovation; Rural Community and Field-based Learning (International Field-Based Learning Experience); Dissertation (Research Paper).